Mar 042013



Monday, March 4, 2013

Twenty-two representatives from North Carolina communities have completed training in grants administration and public management at East Carolina University.

The 48-hour training course was offered through ECU’s Talent Enhancement and Capacity program, a long-term collaboration between the university and partnering organizations or communities that enhances sustainable community development. Participants studied grant program administration, grant proposal development and effective public management approaches.

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In a ceremony on campus, Interim Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies Ron Michelson pledged the division’s continued support to the program.

“The true value of this program is apparent in the strong partnerships that we are building with your communities and the access that you gain to our faculty, staff and students,” he said.

Participants were awarded certificates of completion and continuing education credits. The participating communities were designated as ECU Community Partners and awarded plaques for their participation.

The newly designated ECU Community Partners are Aberdeen, Garysburg, Hookerton, Kinston, Lewiston-Woodville, Roseboro, Snow Hill, Washington, N.C., Washington County, Winfall, DEEDS Incorporated, Fisher Empowerment Center, Roanoke Economic Development Corp., Sandhills Community Action Program and Sampson County CDC.

For more information on TECB or other community and regional development programs, contact Kenny Flowers by email at or call 737-1342.

via The Daily Reflector.


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